Bukola Saraki broke his silence about the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) interrogation.
Shauntv had reported how the former senate president was grilled over alleged corruption.
Saraki confirmed that he was at the commission’s headquarters in a statement issued by his media office.
Nonetheless, he denied being arrested and said he went there of his own accord.
“Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki wishes to confirm that this afternoon, Dr. Saraki visited the EFCC’s office on his own volition to clarify any issue that the commission may wish to discuss with him.”
“It will be recalled that following the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on the Fundamental Human Rights case filed by Dr. Saraki during the period of the former chairman of the EFCC which precluded the commission from investigating him until the matter is dispensed with, the commission at the last hearing on July 14, 2021, pleaded with the judge that the order was preventing them from doing their job.
As a responsible citizen, Dr. Saraki, in response to the complaint, approached the commission on his own volition and offered to meet with them at the earliest convenient time to clarify any matters they may want to discuss.
So, he visited the commission’s office this afternoon and answered some questions. He has returned home. The man was not arrested. Saraki assured the commission that he has nothing to hide and will always be available to clarify all issues that may require his attention,” read the statement signed by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu.
EFCC sources syas that Saraki was before the commission to answer questions about alleged theft and laundering of public funds through a network of cronies and proxy companies.